Simcoe was established for John Graves Simcoe in 1795, the first Lieutenant Governor of
Ontario. The town officially took on the name Simcoe in 1829 and later became the seat of local government in 1837. Known today for being the largest urban area in
County, Simcoe is home to many industries, including
Canada's largest ice cream plant and the Toyotetsu auto parts plant.
Simcoe is located in the heart of
County, reaping the benefits of the area's rich and diverse agriculture. This community is an excellent choice for a new home buyer, boasting many schools, including options such as Catholic, Christian, and French Immersion; a full-service hospital, recreational facilities, beautiful parks, heritage sites, as well as many restaurants, shops, and businesses. Simcoe has something to offer for every age, including shows at the Simcoe Little Theatre, tantalizing finds at the farmer’s market, a wide variety of recreational clubs, the beautiful Lynn Valley Trail, and a long list of local festivals and events. Simcoe also has numerous options for the golf enthusiast, boasting one of the oldest golf courses in
Ontario, located in its downtown core. Or, just five minutes out of town is the Greens of
Renton, a challenging 27-hole course. Simcoe is a community that blends the quaintness of small-town living with the conveniences of modern-day, marking itself as an excellent location to build your new home.
A Guide to Simcoe:
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The Strand Theatre
Simcoe Little Theatre
Norfolk County Fair and Horse Show
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